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Steven Peters has been a health advocate for more than a decade and proponent for alternative healing by ‘Empowering Natural Living’ through homeopathic approaches. He is also an activist for social justice and environmental causes in the GMO Labeling and Non-GMO grassroots movements across the country, and a staunch advocate for cannabis education and reform.

What Does Banning Farts Have to Do with Cannabis?

By Rebecca Kelley — A concerned citizen wants Pendleton, Oregon to add smelly farts to the city’s nuisance code. If you think I’m high from too much Sour Diesel and are wondering what the hell flatulence has to do with cannabis, bear with me, it gets good (and weird). In the wake of Oregon passing a recreational cannabis act last November, the city of Pendleton ...

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IRS Approves First Church Of Cannabis. What’s Next For Cannabis?

Welcome to the First Church of Cannabis Inc., approved by Indiana’s Secretary of State under its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Even bigger that state law approval, the church has even been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. Tea Party conservatives evidently had a lot more trouble with their tax exemption applications. The stated intent of the upstart church is “to start ...

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Sun Exposure: The Best Weapon to Fight Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is rampant in the US. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 50 percent of American kids ages one to five years old and 70 percent of children from six to 11 years old have insufficient vitamin D levels in their body. Vitamin D is not your typical vitamin. […] The post Sun Exposure: ...

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Hillary Clinton’s GMO Ties Spark Backlash in Iowa

Stop sign with spray painted GMO underneath

Clinton has some deep ties to biotech, paraded her support of GMOs more prominently than any sane person should in a 65-minute keynote appearance at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention in San Diego. Perhaps her supporters in Iowa hadn’t heard about Clinton’s deep ties with Big Ag and Biotech, but they’re all ears now. Clinton is on record stating ...

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And the U.S. War-Machine Rages On

It’s not only heartbreaking that we have this holiday to honor soldiers who’ve put their lives in harms way, but it’s disgusting to see how the US government has kept the war-machine in America going since the 18th century. It’s shocking to calculate the millions of Americans and foreigners that have been systematically murdered to further perpetuate the false premise ...

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How to Avoid Premature Wrinkles

There’s a few things to consider if you have premature wrinkling. What’s your diet like? How many minutes do you spend in the sun daily? What do you wash your face with, and the lotion you use? Do you smoke? Do you drink alcohol? Do you use recreational drugs?   All of these things, including your stress factor greatly affect ...

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It’s Time to Strike The Racist “M” Word From Our Vocabulary

It's Time to Strike The Racist "M" Word From Our Vocabulary

Why do we use the term “marijuana” so freely and abundantly? The word “marijuana” or “marihuana” in the 1930’s was a word that expressed contempt and disapproval for the plant which has played a key role in creating the negative stigma that still tragically clings to this holistic, herbal medicine. Most cannabis users today recognize the “M word” as offensive, once ...

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Sheriffs Say Cannabis Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable

Six Colorado sheriffs filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to reverse marijuana legalization in their state, which they say should be overturned because it makes them uncomfortable. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and his counterparts in five other counties say Amendment 64, the marijuana legalization measure that is now part of Colorado’s constitution, has made their jobs harder by creating ...

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